The C word.....is still a feared word, however today there is much hope for many patients with cancers. Cancer is no longer a meaningful generic word . Compare it to saying you have an infection rather than saying you have 'ebola'. The immediate. emotional responses are quite different.
And so it is with many diseases, like HIV and AIDs, still feared but now manageable. Many live long productive lives with diseases such as HIV.
Are you rich or are you poor ? Unfortunately it makes a difference .
This weekend PBS and WETA will be broadcasting a series of events focused on cancer.
Thanks to WETA and PBS as well as Ken Burns (producer)
Watch the Trailer